Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1900-1909, September 06, 1901, Image 1

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fTHflOM Blstab. JmIt. 187. ( Pnnenrlit of ail Pah 4900 .
A Comprehensive Review of the Important
Happenings of the Past Week Presented
in a Condensed Form Which Is Most
Likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many
Lov highwayman was captured
near Ashland.
Insurgents of Colombia hare besieg
ed Bocas Del Toro.
France requests the Turkish Ambas
sador to leave Paris.
Oregon's Pan-American exhibit has
been of much benefit.
British bark Collessie wrecked on
west coast of South America.
Official trial race of Columbia and
Constitution was without result.
Labor Day was quite generally ob
served throughout the United States.
Philadelphia woman was arrested in
London for the forgery of nearly f 500
United States Consular agent re
quests that a gunboat be sent to the
Burdette Wolf, who murdered a girl
In Portland 10 years ago, is in hiding
in Peru. .
: The steel strikers were unable to
get the men at the Duquesne mills to
walk out.
Roosevelt, in an address, said the
cry against the men of wealth is not
Courts of Hawaii do not-agree on
the question of the Constitution fol
lowing the flag.
Francis, the Missouri murderer, is
still at large.
Frenchmen are excited over the com
ing visit of the Czar.
Five American warships visited Brit
ish ports simultaneously.
Steel strikers declare they have
caused the Duquesne to close.
Columbia defeated Constitution in
the first race of the final series,
Boers blew up a train and killed a
promising young British officer.
Venezulean and Colombian troobs
are massed on the border near Cucuta.
; A trust has been formed to control
. the manufacture of laundry machin
An Illinois aeronaut fell 400 feet
from his balloon and was alive when
picKea up.
New York banks affected by Sub-
treasury operations and intorw a
mand for money.
t, ' . . I
wr Tt,.T A t, xvreos Bl,au. ra-.
" puiuu iu
Montana train wreck on the Great
Northern was the worst In the road's
nistory. Thirty-eight were killed.
-Nearly 10,000 Venezuelans are m.
ed on the Colombian frontier in readi
ness to support the Colombian revo
Prince Chun's mission will be hur-
na 10 Benin.
Shamrock had another satisfactory
Bi in new iotk uay.
TTftthAnAw , I
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""""US prisoners.
The Chinese are ae-aln dirtaHno- I
terms In regard to the protocol
Nine- persons lost their liven hv fii
explosion of a Delaware steamer.
Nebraska Reonbllcan. dnn,,n
fin. aowo " , ,,
Governor Savage for paroling Bartley.
A Missouri negro murderer ia helne-
pursued, and may be burned if caught,
Sante Fe line negotiating with Pi.
cine man lor trans-Pacific . ennnnn.
uons. . ; . - .
The list of Witnesses to annpar hJ
fore the Schley court of inquiry is
maae puduc.
Burns, of the Window Glass Work-
ers, has a plan for settlement of the States were in session here today dhv
steel strike. cussing plans for a consolidation of all
A gang of thieves stole a three-
masted schooner from her moHV
In Sharptown. Md., and got away with
-A. Chicago policeman shot and kill-
eu a Doy, ana says it was in self-de-
fense against a gang of young hood-
lums. .. . . .
New York vachtamf.ii nr ifw
Shamrock II.
Inland Empire farmers are having
a prosperous season. - -
Sampson will be a witness at
Schley court of inquiry.
Members of the Nome bar petition
McKinley to remove Judge Noyes.
Trans-Atlantic freight business out
or. New York is very light.
The expiatory mission of Prince
Unung has been delayed at Basle.
Nicaragua and Colombia promise
not u mix m the isthmian trouble,
Rothschilds deny any knowledge of
the- recent reported combine in cop
Tinplate officials deny that negotia
tions are under way to settle th&
The worst epidemic of plague in
years is now rampant in parts of
Canton, China. -
One hundred fellows were" electari
to the Association for the Advance-
ment of Science. -
Preserved fruits, in a state fit to
have been eaten, have been taken
from the ruins of Herculaneum. ,
English cement manufacturers.
finding their trade threatened by the
American product, . decide to adopt
the Yankee methods and machinery.
The Southern Pacihc railroad now
' has 95 engines equipped for the burn
ing of oil as fuel. It takes 21 barrels
of oil to run a locomotive a day.; but
the cost is small compared with coal.
Munitions of War Going to Central and
South America.
New York, Sept. 2. Special agents
of the United States Government are
constantly watching for the shipment
of arms from this port, designed to
fall into the hands of the warring
factions in Colombia, and the infor
mation concerning the shipments of
arms and other war materials from
here to Central American ports is sent
to Washington in the form of weekly
reports. It is said that a report has
been sent to Washington containing
the information that during the week
ending August 27 these amounts of
arms and explosives were shipped
from New York to Mexican, Central
and South American ports.
To Mexico Seven cases of fire
arms, 11 cases of cartridges and 28,
350 pounds of powder.
To United States of Colombia 206
cases of cartridges and one Driggs
Seabury 15-pounder rapid-fire gun
from Pan-American Exposition (latter
weapon not manifested.)
To Venezuela 20 cases -of fire
crackers and 429 cases of railroad ma
terial. ' . .
To Santo Domingo 925 pounds of
gunpowder. -
To Uruguay 100 cases of fire
To Argentine Republic One case
of firearms and five cases of cart
ridges. To Central America One case of
firearms and two cases of cart
ridges, x
To Bolivia 36 cases marked
Mother Baotiste, of Denver, Was Killed and
Three Others Were lnjnred.
Durango, C61o., Sept. 2. By the,
turning over of the Pullman on the
west bound Rio Grande passenger
train at 11:18 this morning, .Mother
Baptiste, of Denver, mother superior
of Colorado, was killed, and Sister
Mary Nora and Harley McCoy, also
of Denver, and Pullman Conductor
Whan were injured. The accident oc-1
curred at Lobato side track about 100
yards from the high bridge, five miles
east of Chama. Railroad men and
passengers alike are unable to explain
why the car turned over as the train
was slower than usual, the track in
good condition and there was no
breakage before the accident The
car was dragged about 75 feet
Mother Batiste was sitting on the
left side and the car- turned to the
right. She was thrown across the
aisle and half way through an open
window, her head and shoulders being
dragged between the side of the car
and the ties. She was dead before
anT one reached her, her head being
sPut open. Sister Mary Nora Is hurt
internally and her injuries are quite
serious. HSrley McCoy was asleep
When the jar came. His arm slipped
through the window and his hand was
ground off at the wrist. Conductor
Whan had his left hip crushed, and
was also internally injured. W. D.
McDowell, state health inspector, was
aboard the train and cared for the in
jured at Chama.
Three Men-of-Warsmfn Drowned.
Washington, " Sept. 2. The Navy
Department today received a cable
gram from Captain Craig, of the Al-
I V. A J 4. A A I XT A
van j t uuicsu. at. aucu, auuuuuuxu luau
f ictun. ioi;uii uuu x luiutu LU y
while sleenln? on tho noon rtlr of rho
Albanv last Sunday nieht slid nvpr-
board during the heavy roll of the 'ves-
BeI- Captain Craig's cablegram says
he remained m the locality where the
"5 c"r ?af y nignt ana
uuui alter aayiignt jvionaay, nut tne
men were not aeain seen and their
bodies could not he recovered On the
following Monday George Perkins
went overboard and was drowned. His
aoar was.recoverea ana will De Durlea
asnore at Aden.
Forming the Plow Trust
Chicago, Sept. 2. Nearly thirty
Plow manufacturers - of the United
h ? iff toe nntry.
f1.. - was announcea
prospects ana mat aDOUt sdu.uuu.UUU
would be reDresented in the nrrahlra-
tion when It should be completed. The
recent rise of ten per cent in the price
of Dlows and the nrnnoand AnnsnliHn.
fa ls the result, the manufacturers
B&Y r an increase in the price of
every kind of material and a ruinous
credit system that has prevailed for
' Turkey Considering the Claims '
Pnr.HtnnHTirml Sont 9. Tha T..
kish Minister discussed the French
claims Saturday. It is believed that
full satisfaction will, be given to
Smiths of Oklahoma..
Guthrie, O. T.. Sept. 2. Today
call was Issuedr for a convention in
Guthrie October 12 next of all Dersons
in Oklahoma by the name of Smith,
to enect an organization for annual
reunions. It is estimated that 2000
Smiths are in the territory. -
.: Drilled Into Dynamite
Shamokin, Pa., Sept 2. John Shen-
asky, a miner, was killed today and
several others were badly injured by
I an explosion of dynamite at the Scott
shaft here. The explosion was caused
by a arl11 accidently running into a
cnarge or dynamite.
- The Iowa at Acapulco.
Washington, Sept. 2. The battle
ship Iowa arrived today at Acapulco
on her way to join the Ranger in look
ing after, American interests on the
Isthmus. - . - -
Declared the Strike Off.
Pittsburg, Sept. 2. The seven hun
dred strikers at the plant of the Mc-Clintock-Marshall
Company, at Ran
kin,. Pa., met today and declared the
strike off. - They go -back at the terms
offered by the company. .
Commercial and Financial Happenings of Im
portance A Brief Review of the Growth
and Improvements of the Many Industries
Throughout Our Thriving Commonwealth
Latest Market Report.
Large-deposits of mineral wax have.
been discovered in Malheur County.
A pocket of 50 per cent pure gold
ore was uncovered in the Virtue mine
In Eastern Oregon.- -
Reports are current that numerous
Chinese pheasants are being slain un
timely in the Willamette Valley.
Superintendent Ackei-man holds that
Oregon voters have the right to say
whether more than eight grades shall
be taught in the public schools. ;
A Pendleton bicycle thief got safely
away with a wheel, then became
frightened, jumped off. abandoned his
booty on the street corner and ranj
away. . . ; ., : ..
A chicken-raiding owl, .measuring
five feet from tip to tip and with claws
as large as a man's hand, was killed
the other day in the mountains above
Webb street, Pendleton, is to be im
proved by crushing all boulders larger
than a number seven hat, that can be
found thereon. The street was dress
ed with "gravel" some months ago and
has been impassible for teams ever
since. -
Another rich strike has been made
in the Copper Stain mine in the Mount
Reuben district near Grant's Pass,
Workmen, while drilling, noticed glis
tening particles in the rock, which
proved to be gold. The extent of the
vein is not yet known, but the rock is
-worth many thousands per ton.
From parties who have been fishing
on Bear Creek, it is learned that some
unscrupulous persons have again been
dynamiting fish in that stream. One
man reports having seen any number
of dead trout along the banks where
the dynamiters failed to gather them
up. He says he measured one such,
which was exactly 2f inches in length.
Hop picking has begun in several
uregon yards.
Another contest ias been filed in
the Tillamook timber land case.
Cattlemen fired about 100 shots into
a band of sheep in Eastern Oregon,
Important changes will be made
among the traffic men of the O. R,
& N, Railway. , ; -
Hop pickers are said to be very
scarce in many sections of the Wil
lamette Valley.
Richard Downey has been appoint
ed marshal of Vale, vice Robert
Draper, resigned.
Construction of the Lakeview-Silver
Lake telephone line will be begun
about September 1st. -
A band of- counterfeiter's captured
at Huntington had one of the most
complete outfits ever found.
A branch of the Sons of SL George
has been organized by the British-
American citizens of Marshfield.
A dead infant was found in a mill-
race at Salem, but the presence was
explained satisfactorily to the cor
oner. - . - : -r r
W. S. Walker's threshing crew run
five days on spring grain and aver
aged 2500 bushels. The . largest run
in one day was 3100 bushels. That
is something big, and Mr. Walker
would like- to hear of the thresher
that equals it.
Portland Markets.
Wheat Walla' Walla, nominal
56Jc per, bushel; bluestem, 56
o7c :. valley, oo W0b.
Flour best grades, $2.653.50 per
barrel; eraham, $2.bU.
Oats Old, S1.101.15 percental
Barley Feed, $ 1515.50; brewing.
S15.50 per ton. -s; -
Millstuns Bran, 827 per ton ; mid
dlings, $21.50; shorts, $20; chop, $16,
Hay Timothy, $llld; - clover,
$79.50; Oregon wild hay, $56 per
ton. , ' . " .- .
Butter Fancy creamery,22)25c
dairy, 1820c; store,. 11 lzc per
pound. ;; -
Eggs 1717c per dozen."
Cheese Full cream, " twins, 11
llMc ; , Young America, 12)c per
pound. ; --- '
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.00
3.75; hens, $4.505.50; dressed. 10
11c per pound; springs, $2. 50 3. 50
per dozen ; ducks,- $3 for old ; $3.00
3.50 for young; . geese, $56 per
dozen ; turkeys, live, 810c; dressed,
1012c per pound. . ' . ;
Mutton Lambs,. aMc. -. gross
dressed, 67c per- pound;' sheep,
S.To, gross ; dressed, bbc per lb,
; Hogs ' Gross, heavy, "; $5.756
light, $4.755; dressed,. 77c per
pound. ' ""
Veal Small. 89c; large,
7Ve per pound. ' -' -
Beef Gross top steers, $3.50400;
cows, and heifers, $3. 25 3. 50; dressed
beef, 67 Jc per pound. '
Hops 12 14c per pound.
Wool Valley, ll13c; Eastern
Oregon, 812c; mohair, 2021o per
pound. -.
Potatoes $1$1.10 per sack.
Brazil produces 350,000 tons of cof
fee out of the world's yearly crop of
600,000 tons.
The population of the United King
dom passed that of : France for the
first time in 1892.
Holland has 10,100 windmills, each
of which drains 310 acres of land, at
an average cost of 25 cents an acre a
Italy and Spain have fewer houses
in proportion to population than any
other country. The Argentine Repub
lic has most. -
Employes of the Carnegie Plant Did Not
Come Out as Expected. y
Pittsburg, Sept. 4. The steel strik
ers who have been trying for a week
to get the employes of the Carnegie
plant at Duquesne to come out, made
last stand today and failed. " A par-
de from McKeesport to meet the
workmen on their way to the mill at
A. M1,, and induce them to remain
away, had been arranged, but when
the hour arrived there was no march
ers and the i parade was abandoned.
The fight had been made In the open-
hearth department, but notwithstand
ing a house-to-house canvass by the
strikers last night, only two men re
fused to return to work. Today the
works were in full operation, and the
strikers argue there is little hope of
closing the plant
Dissatisfaction' is increasing at Mc
Keesport. . Last Friday about 40 strik
ers returned to work at the seamless
tube plant, and today their force was
considerably increased. It is said pre
parations are in progress for resump
tion of work at the - National Tube
Works, and that the machinists who
were" compelled to cease work through
the strike, have been ordered to re
port for work, for the purpose of get
ting the machinery in order.
The Mononghela blast furnace de-
department - of the National Tube
Works is working full, and an effort
is to be made this, week to beat the
output record since the strike started.
At the Demmler tin plate plant, every
thing has been made ready for an early
start A report was current in Mc
Keesport today that a large number of
Deputy Sheriffs had been sworn in to
go to Demmler to guard the works at
that place. . The deputies have been
ordered to report for duty Wednesday.
Four Deaths In One Family Within a Month
Cause an Investigation.
Calumet Mass., Sept 3. It is rather
unusual for four persons in one family
to meet death within a period of one
month. Yet this ocurred In the case
of Mr. and Mrs. Alder P. Davis and
their two daughters, Mrs. Irving Gibbs
and .Mrs. Harry Gordon, the latter of
Chicago, the deaths taking place only
a few weeks ago.
Some one started a rumor that these
persons, or at least two of them, did
not die from natural causes.; Finally
the District Attorney ordered an inves
tigation, and Joseph Whitney, of the
state police force, was instructed to
make an autopsy on the bodies of Mrs,
Gordon and Mrs. . Gibbs. An under
taker exhumed the bodies and an au
topsy was held in the presence of med
ical experts, including State Examiner
Faunce, State Detective Whitney, Pro
fessor Whitney and Professor Wood,
of Harvard College. While Professor
Wood had undoubtedly been requested
by Captain Paul Gibbs to attend the
autopsy, he was also present as an
expert employed by the state, and to
his custody was intrusted the organs
of the two bodies for chemical analy
sis. This, in the minds of many, shows
that the authorities are looking for
The fact that the Jacin House,
which was the home of the Davis fam
ily, was set on fire four or five times
during the interval between the death
of Mrs. Davis and her youngest dau
ghter is considered as having an im
portant bearing on the case,
Whether the bodies of Mr. and Mrs
Davis are to be exhumed depends on
the result of the autopsy held tomor
row. The result will not
known for several days.
. Overawed the Spanish. :
Madrid, Sept. 2. While the British
fleet in Spanish waters was maneuver
ing today a torpedo which had been
launched stranded oh the shore in
front of La Linea. A party of man-of-
warsmen was sent to recover it, but
was prevented from doing so by
detachment of Spanish carbineers,
The landing party was strongly rein
forced from the fleet, overawed the
carbineers and took the torpedo.
: Will Accept Offer of United States.
London, Sept 4. A dispatch to
news agency from Copenhagen today
says the new Danish Ministry has
decided to accept the United States'
offer of 16,000,000 kreger for the Dan
ish West Indies, thus announcing as
an accomplished fact what the dis
patches of the Associated Press saw
the Ministry would do.
Revolution in Persia.
Cologne, Sept. 4. -A dispatch to the
Cologne Gazette from Teheran, dated
Ausnest 31. says: ; . ;
A wldesperead revolutionary move-J
ment is going on In Persia, iosterea
by discontent with the government on
account of the new loan negotiations
with Russia. The Grand Vizier is ac
cused of selling the country and fail
ing to make reforms. Martial law has
been proclaimed In the capital and en
virons. The agitation, it is said, pro
ceeds from the entourage of the Shah,
who frequently finds threatening let
ters upon his writing table.
Miners Refuse to Work.
Coal Creek. Tenn., Sept 4. About
1000 miners refused to go to work in
the Coal Creek district today. The
Coal Creek - Coal Company and the
Black Diamond Coal Company's mines
are completely shut down. ; .
A New World's Record.
New York, Sept 4. John Flanagan
threw the 36-pound hammar 171 feet :
9 inches at the Irish Athletic Club
games at Celtic Park today. This is .
a new world'a record. : -
Prospects for the Winter are Decidedly Bad
In Many Districts the Population Are Al
most Face to Face With Starvation
Official Government Crop Reports Show
a Serious Condition.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 2. The day
on which the first fruits of the har
vest were blessed in the churches,
which was celebrated throughout
Russia this week, must have
been a day of mourning in many
of the provinces. The outlook has
grown worse almost every week dur
ing the last four weeks. Even vege
tables, including potatoes, have been
largely burned by the scorching heat
in some districts. -. The approaching
winter will be one of the gloomiest
Russia has ever seen.
The government already has begun
preparations for the feeding of the
population in districts where starva
tion is threatened. By a law adopted
some time ago, the Zemstvos, or dis
trict assembblles are relieved from
all responsibility in the matter, the
famine relief funds being now turned
over to the central government
Agents of the ministry of the interior
are engaged in buying grain, though
the Russian press is forbidden to
mention the matter. The precise ob
ject of this prohibitiion is difficult to
divine. It cannot be possible that
the government thinks the grain, spec
ulators can be taken unawares, and
the secrecy with which the prices and
the localities of purchases are invest
ed can hardly be conducive to econ
The latest trustworthy reports show
the crop condition about August 1st
Excessive heat and aridity prevailed
during the preceding six weeks. This
cut off the development of the grain
and unduly hastened maturity. Suffi
cient rainfall was had only in the
western and Baltic provinces. The
winter grains naturally suffered com
paratively little from the weather, and
the harvests of winter grain will . be
good in the provinces of Kieff, Po-
dolia, Bessarabia and Kherson, in
some portions of the black earth dis
tricts, particularly the provinces of
Tchernigoff, Poltava, Volhynia, Kursk,
in the province of Minsk, Grodno,
Kovno, Vitebsk and Smolensk, in por
tions of the Baltic territory, in Fin
land and in a portion of the central
region.- In the remaining portion of
the Empire the winter grains will
shade off from below medium to very
bad, and the official report adds that
"the condition of spring grains is below-that
of winter grains.' The har
vest of spring grains will be "satis
factory ' in the southwest, the Vistula
provinces and portions of the north
west It is bad throughout the im
mense southwestern territory between
the Dneiper and the Ural. Percent
age estimates have not been given.
A Line Rider Testifies to the Nogales Smug
gling Conspiracy Case.
Nogales, Ariz., Sept. 2. William
Hoey, United States Collector of Cus
toms at this port, was arraigned today
before United States Commissioner R.
D. George on several charges based on
information that he conspired to ad
mit Chinese into this country from
Mjexico in a fraudulent manner.
number of witnesses were examined,
the principal one being George W.
Webb, known as a line rider. Webb
testified, among other things, that he
advised Hoey that Chinese were being
brought through the lines and made
an engagement with the Collector to
meet him at his room. He put a man
named Dickey in a cupboard and left
the door ajar. Continuing he said
"I talked with Hoey about a China
man named How and proposed to go
in with him. I said that How had
promised me $10 a head. ' Hoey said
all right and told me how he had fixed
it with them to use a letter A on the
certificate of those who had paid the
fee, and that I was to let such. China
man go. but was to arrest all others.
The examination will be continued
A Car Inspector Killed
St Louis, Sept. 2. In an accident
on the Southern Railway at Firewater
Station, four miles from East St.
Louis, today, Frank Haefele, chief car
inspector of the road, was killed, -and
Elmore Drumm, fireman,' was fatally
ana seott Mulconnery, engineer, se
riousiy mjurea. : ,
. On An Oregon Beach. .
Marshfield, Or., Sept" 2. The Brit
ish bark Baroda, bound from Callao
for Portland, Or., is ashore nine miles
south of the Coquille River.. She
struck head on and swune around, and
is now lying with her bow to the sea.
She has two heavy anchors out, and
if the sea remains smooth, as it is now.
the captain has hopes of floating his
snip on, nut men who have had expert
ence on the - beach in " that locality
claim that- the chances are against
her being floated. She- has about
100 tons of coal forward and same
ballast aft
Insurance Litigations Settled.
Chicago, Sept.- 2. A settlement of
the litigation which has Involved the
Northwestern Life Assurance. Com
pany since last September was effect
ed today by the bid of Walter H. Lee
for the assets of the company.' Some
time ago Mr, Lee offered to pay 40 per
cent on all approved .claims against
the company In return for the title to
all the assets. The claims which are
to be settled aggregate ix round fig
ures $1,000,000.
West Virginia School Gives Them a Thorough
and Practical Training.
Washington, Sept S. A study of the
results that have been attained at the
Indian school at Hampton, Va., gives
fair idea of what modern Indian edu
cation will accomplish when conduct
ed under the most favorable circum
stances. The Hampton school is not
primarily an Indian school, but rather
one conducted in the interests of the
colored race. Special arrangement
was made by the Indian Office, through
the sanction of Congress, whereby not
to exceed 120 Indians are educated at
this school every year, and for which
Congress appropriates $20,040. A study
of the report of the superintendent of
the school for the past year, insofar
as it applies to the Indian students, is
rather interesting. Among other facts
brought out are the following:
There were at the Hampton school
last year 119 Indians 54 girls and 65
boys. They were chosen from 21 dif
ferent tribes, the Oneldas of Wiscon
sin and the Sioux of North and South
Dakota predominating. A plan has
lately been devised to encourage the
Indians to keep cows and study prac
tical dairying. A number have been
taking special training in the care of
cattle and the making of butter and
There will . go from the Hampton
school to the Oneida reservation with,
in the next year a number of boys and
girls who have definite plans as to
what they will endeavor to accomplish.
The Hampton Institute pursues similar
plans with all Indians, adapting the
work of the school to the special condi
tions at their respective homes.
As far as possible Hampton is made
miniature world where the young
people learn to deal with problems
similar to those which they will meet
in the outside world. Work in the va
rious trades is made more and more
a part of each boy's course. The grad
uating, class in carpentry has taken
for half a year one-half a day each
week at bricklaying, painting and tin
smithing; four hours at woodturning;
six hours at designing small houses;
and the remainder of each week is
spent at the carpenter bench. The
shoe department made 385 pairs of
shoes; .the harness department fixed
56 sets of harness; ; the bricklayers
have laid 450,000 brick, besides making
all repairs to brickwork and plastering
on the grounds. The machine shop
turned out 179 gears, machined 700
trucks, and did considerable work for
the electric light and power plant of
Hampton City, besides building a six
horse power, vertical engines The
woodworking machine shop has built
and sold 727 trucks; the tailor shop
made 302 uniforms. The manual train
ing department gives instruction to
every student in the school. No boy
graduates from Hampton without hav
ing worked in wood, iron and sheet
metal, besides having taken a course
in agriculture; no girl graduates with
out having . received instruction in
woodwork, enabling her to mend and
make small furniture, or without hav
ing been taught to cook and serve
meals and to make her own dresses
and underclothing. All pupils receiv
ed instruction in agriculture the past
year. The head of the department
There are three courses In cooking
at Hampton an elementary one In
home cooking for girls who are not
likely to go very far in the school; a
more advanced class, and the normal
course for post-graduate students who
intend to become teachers of cooking.
Besides the routine of the cooking
classes, the girls are taught to care for
the dining room, to set a table proper
ly and wait on the table.
In the sewing department the stu
dents show real enthusiasm, and a
spirit of co-operation that is striking.
In addition to the regular sewing
courses, classes in basketry and lace
making, were conducted during the
past year. The head of the depart
ment considers that as a training for
the hand and eye, basketry is in some
respects superior to sewing, because
inacurate or slovenly work can readily
be detected.
The study of mathematics is one of
practical character. Each student
keeps a cash book, Bhowing what the
school owes him for work, what he
owes the school for board, etc., and
each month an account is rendered by
the student to the treasurer's office.
These two statemnts should agree,
and if they do not means are taken
to discover on which side the error
occurs. Articles are manufactured by
the students, and the cost of materials,
time, etc., is kept of record. Details
for - memorandums concerning trans
actions on the farm, in the workshops,
in the commissary and kitchen are
sent in for the classes to put in proper
shape. - In this way the Indians are
taught to make practical application
of their mathematical education.
Thorough instruction in vocal music
is given to the pupils.
Negro Murderer Extradited.
Okalahoma City, O. T., Sept. 3.
Will Favors, the Pierce County negro
porter, charged ' with the murder of
Miss Gazelle Wild, a white girl, start
ed back to Missouri today in charge of
officers from that state. Favors will
be held in Kansas City until it is con
sidered safe to take him to Pierce City,
where three negroes have already
been lynched for the crime with which
he is charged. Governor Jenkins hon
ored Governor Dockery's requisition
Spark Fell Into the Powder.
' Altona, Pa., Sept 3. At Munson, a
mining town north of this city, Emanu
el Rinus, a German miner, was empty
ing powder from one cask into another
at his home, when a spark fell from
his pipe into the powder. The explo
sion which followed wrecked the house
and hurled the Rinus family in all di
rections. The father, mother and two
children were terribly burned and
mangled. All are living, but their
death Is expected.
Twenry-clght Freight Cars Ran Down a Steep
Grade for Sixteen Miles and Crashed Into
- the Rear of a Passenger Train Shock Set
Fire to the Wreckage, Consuming Many
of the Dead and Living Victims.
Spokane, Sept 3. All reports show
that the wreck on the Great Northern
Railroad, 40 miles east of Kalispell,
Mont, was the worst in the road's his
tory, and one of the most agonizing
In the annals of American railroading.
Thirty-eight lives were lost and 13 per
sons were injured. Three of the in
jured will surely die, and the others
were seriously hurt
By strenuous and heroic effort 15 ot
the bodies were taken from the wreck
ed cars before the flames reached
them. All the other victims were cre
mated, including the bodies of Super
intendent P. T. Downs and his son, T.
Kirk Downs.
There is a severe grade near the
scene of the wreck. Two engines had
taken a train of 28 freight cars up this
grade and drawn off to take water.
While doing this the 28 cars started
down the grade. The runaway train
dashed down the grade at frightful
speed and crashed into the rear of
west-bound passenger No. 3 near the
siding at Nyack. Superintendent
Downs' private car was attached to the
passenger and next to it was a day
coach filled with railroad laborers
from Duluth. As the runaway train
sped by the switch it struck a caboose
and day coach on the siding, wrecked
them, and the fire started from the
oil lamps in the caboose. The point
where the wild train crashed into the
passenger was several hundred feet
away and it was two and a half hours
before the flames reached the main
wreck. Meanwhile frantic efforts were
made to take out the dead and injured.
The wreck was piled high and wedged
into almost hopeless confusion, and in
spite of superhuman efforts the flames
burned their way to the wrecked cars
before the work was completed. J. H.
Blair, colored cook in Mr. Downs' car,
was taken out alive but died in a few
minutes. It was impossible to get at
the bodies of Superintendent Downs
and his son.
Made a Mile a Minute.
The runaway tore down the hill at
lightning speed, rounding the most
sharp curves at a speed of 70 miles an
hour, where regular trains crawl along.
With a roar it burst around the curve
and what is most remarkable jumped
a split switch, which would have
turned it to the sidetrack and
crashed into the passenger.
There was neither time nor
opportunity for escape. Mir. Downs'
car and that of the laborers was
smashed into kindling wood, the occu
pants of the private car meeting in
stant death. The debris and shingles
and lumber of freight burned like tin
der. The train crew was forced back
from its work of rescue. One man
penetrated as far as the private car
where he said he saw the dead bodies
of Mr. Downs and his son, and from
where he dragged the corpse of the
cook. In the laborers' car many of the
46 occupants were so penned in that
they could not be reached and burned
to death before the eyes of the spec
tators. The fire was so fierce that the
rear sleeper could not be saved,
though it had not left the track. Its
occupants were hurried into forward
cars, which were pulled ahead out of
reach of the fire. The flames extend
ed to the brush alongside the track
and burned down the telegraph poles.
A wire break followed, which, with a
storm, greatly retarded telegraphic
news of the wreck. 1
New York Butchers Will See That the Sunday
.. Law Is Strictly Enforced.
New York, Sept 3. The butchers
of New York are determined that the
new state law prohibiting the sale or
delivery of meats Sunday shall be en
forced. To this end' an army of 2700
men, all' opposed to Sunday labor and
all eager to aid in carrying out the
provisions of the law, will patrol the
city tomorrow. It will be the largest
nrmv pvpp nr(rfttli7Pi in flnv ritv for
such a purpose and will be under the
direction of the Benchman's Associa
tion of Retail Butchers, comprising 36,-
000 men, employed in butcner shops
in this city. The butchers came to the
conclusion that the most effective
means they could adopt to compel the
stoppage of the sale and delivery of
meat Sundays was to create a legal
vle-llAnrA nrmniTi'ttpA nf thplr nwn. Tha
city has been divided into districts and
captains appointed in each.
Porto Rican Union Chartered
Washington, Sept 2. The Ameri
can Federation of Labor, with head
quarters in this city, has granted the
first charter for a general branch of
that order in Porto Rico. The organ
ization in that island is treated like
any other state organization.
New Oregon Postmasters.
Washington, Sept 3. Oregon post
masters were appointed today as fol
u, .oictjieary, m uttrnouu, vict? a..
Simms, resigned; F. G. Jones, at West
fall, vice C- W. Madden, resigned.
Will Consolidate tiovernments.
'Manila, Sept 2. Civil Governor
Taft returned here today from . the
north. He is pleased with the con
dition of the parts ot the country
visited. During his trip he establish
ed civil governments at Launion, Illo
coa (South and North), Abra, Caga
yan, Isabela, Zambales and BocoL He
intends shortly to amalgamate the
provincial governments, abolishing the
cumbersome machinery of the smaller
provinces. ' .